An action/thriller movie in which an ex-criminal's daughter is kidnapped by his ex-criminal partner and has to somehow rob $10 million in order to save his daughter (by amigorishi)
Stolen is categorized as an action/thriller movie. And that is just what it is. The movie is of about 90 minutes but even so, it is so full of action and amazement, it feels like it was just of 10 minutes. The time flies so quickly. It starts with a bank robbery and that is the first instance when one gets to know about Will's the protagonist sharp and clever mind. He is able to confuse the whole FBI and though is caught in the end, it wasn't because of lack of planning, but because of his righteous behavior of not killing anyone. But the antagonist, Vincent doesn't care about <more>
human life and kidnaps Will's daughter Allison after Will's freed from prison. This movie is full of action and cleverness - car chase, two bank robberies and heck lots. And it's a low budget movie. It is overall an excellent movie and i loved it. I cannot tell you any more without leaking out a scene from this mind blowing movie, but i tell you this, you are going to love it.
Great action from beginning to end (by lopezpatricia-06139)
This is cage at his best again. Had me glued from beginning to end. Sorry no hints or spoilers. Watch it!
Great entertainment! (by janisjs7-183-844120)
This is a great get-away-from thinking movie. I would say just sit back, watch it and have a good time being entertained. It keeps your adrenalin going throughout. If you're expecting a great epic movie, drama or such with great meaning, then this one isn't for you.I like it that Nicolas Cage can take on several different roles in movies and surprisingly he does pretty good at action movies too like this one. Also, there's no need about trying to figure out the meaning in this one as it's all simply pure action and thrills and some suspense. I would recommend it for teenagers, <more>
adults and anyone who's brain needs a vacation. There's no swear words practically and the ending is nice.
Don't listen to stupid comments, this is solid 9 movie! (by alex-kim-528-368205)
Love to watch Nicolas's movie. Now if you are looking for PERFECT HOT TOP BOX MOVIE, this isn't it, you probably have to look for it long, long time. But this is nice and well executed movie deserves 8 to 9 rating. Name 10 movies that has perfect comments in 10, no,give you more time, in 20 seconds. Yesh, I thought so, can't name much. Folks, this movie is good for entertainment but also, let's you the love about father to daughter. You don't see that in B graded or 3rd graded movie. Heck, these days, even hit box movies don't have it, all there is smash and and lots <more>
of killing. Explosions and smashing movies are good for fun, but I would like to watch more movies about human natures and with some exciting actions. This one doesn't have too much action but well enough. Go and watch and if you enjoyed it, you are true film lover, if you didn't, go and make the films for yourself and see how nice you could make or perform.
Sometimes the way a movie is marketed and released often makes people pass judgment and the fact that a Nicolas Cage action movie was released straight to DVD may give people a bad impression of the film even before they see it. The movie has to be much more entertaining and this is exactly what I found in Stolen. Nicolas Cage gives another fine heartfelt performance and Josh Lucas plays one of the creepiest characters that will surely be remembered. "My kids are afraid of him and my kids are in their twenties". A classic line in the movie describing Lucas's character. Danny <more>
Huston is a very underrated actor who also portrays his character with a bit of creepiness. Plenty of action to start the movie and a great cast with terrific chemistry makes Stolen worth every minute.
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Whenever I see Nicolas Cage's name on a movie poster, I know that no matter the film, I'm going to see a great performance. While Cage has done every conceivable genre, he is of course best know for his action films. In Stolen, Cage once again teams with his Director from Con Air, Simon West, to give us another exciting thriller. Cage plays Will Montgomery, a career criminal who has just spent eight years in prison. Montgomery comes out wanting to start a new life, but that's put on hold when he learns that a former enemy has kidnapped his daughter and is holding her for ransom. I <more>
guess no one has ever told Nicolas Cage that you're supposed to slow down with age, because he is just as good in this movie as he is in all his other films. Cage, notorious for performing his own stunts, does some amazing things in this film and is of course pure intensity. In this film he's paired with Josh Lucas who was in a film by the same title in 2009, not to be confused with that movie, Lucas plays Montgomery's partner in crime and throughout this film you can see him and Cage feed off of one another, too me, that was the best part. Lets be honest here, rarely do action films have a decent story to distinguish themselves from one another. Stolen is no different, a daughter in peril, held by a weird foul mouthed bad guy, who is being chased by a want to be hero with a less than stellar reputation, you've seen this dozens of times. What makes Stolen stand out from those other films is the cast, it's as simple as that. The cast really keeps you interested, even when the movie gets to be predictable and even when the stunts are impossible, the cast keep bringing you back to the edge of your seat, with their great performances and extreme intensity. For that reason, even though this is a familiar and predictable film, Stolen stood out from all the other action films I've seen lately.
Cage plays Will, some criminal mastermind who with his crew Akerman, Lucas, Gainey is about to rob something. But the cops are on them. Our crew enters a toy store, breaks a wall and ends up in front of a giant safe. They crack it, go inside and steal 10 million, leaving a whole lot of gold behind. The police unleash their operation but find no one in the diamond store next to the toy store. Then they race to the bank around the block but arrive too late.As the crew escape through a back door some guy is collecting cardboard boxes and sees them. Lucas's Vincent wants to kill him but <more>
Will stops him and shoots Lucas in the leg instead. Vincent gets in the van but when Will has to get back to get the money the others drive away leaving Will to the police. Ha manages to escape for a while but eventually he's caught not before he burns the money to get a lesser sentence.Eight years later he's released from prison and goes to visit his daughter who wants nothing to do with him. She gets in a cab, a cab driven by Vincent who lost the leg, faked his own death, and now lives under a new identity. He calls Will and wants his share of the 10 million in exchange for the kidnapped daughter. Will goes to the FBI but they don't believe so he's on his own now. He catches up with Akerman's Riley, and goes after Gainey's Hoyt. Eventually he figures the only way to get his daughter back is to come up with the money. All ways to find Vincent have been exhausted. So he goes with Riley back into the bank's vault to get the gold and exchange it for his daughter. All the while the FBI is after him.Stolen is a very good movie for the genre. The initial bank heist is very exciting. Things go downhill a bit when it gets to the business of the daughter and Will running around New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It's also neat how Will has to outsmart the bad guy and the FBI. The second bank robbery is also pretty neat, but way to easy. That is explained away by Will saying that he's been thinking about it for 8 years, but that's not a good enough reason for things going so quick and smooth. But it's typical for movies to accelerate things near the end, to finish on a strong note after the weaker middle piece. The movie also looks very good mostly filmed during the day in Louisiana. The only thing that got on my nerves is the silly caper music. Why is it that every bank heist has got to be accompanied by the same stupid silly tone? Is it that difficult to be a bit original in Hollywood? In any case, for a mild entertaining and at times exciting movie, Stolen does the trick.